Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in Mason SAY Soccer?
Any boy or girl that lives in the Mason SAY School District or attends a school within the Mason School District and meets the age requirements of SAY
How do I register my child?
All registrations must be completed online through the website. Note all payments must be made with a credit or debit card. Click Here if you need help with registration.
Can I register with a paper application instead of through the computer?
What if I am having problems completing registration online?
What if I have questions relating to the program?
While TeamSnap or Sports Connect will handle questions related to completing the online registration, program-specific questions should be directed to Mason SAY Soccer
What if I register late? What happens next?
If you register late a couple things could happen:
If players are needed at the time you register, then you will be able to complete your registration (you will need to pay a $25 late fee) and your child will not be put on the wait-list.
If the program is full then your child will be put on the wait-list and you will receive an e:Mail confirmation stating that your child is on the wait-list. If a spot opens up then your child will be removed from the wait-list and you will receive confirmation asking you to log into your account and make payment for registration (including the $25 late fee).
Do you provide refunds if a player chooses to drop out or cannot play?
There will be no refund of the registration fee except for the following cases:
If a written request to remove your child is postmarked (or sent by e:Mail) no later than 10 days from the final registration date (player drop forms available at website)
Your Child is injured or becomes ill before the second game of the season and cannot participate in anymore games.
Your family moves out of the Mason area before the season begins.
Can my child play in an older age group?
Mason SAY does not allow players to play in an older age group. This is done to allow the maximum numbers of players to play in their own age group.
Why do you need a copy of my child's birth certificate? What happens once you receive it?
For insurance purposes, we need to be certain that each child is place in an appropriate age group and we need official verification of your child’s age. Once we verify the age of the player the birth certificate is shredded or deleted if sent by e:Mail.
When are practices and games?
1 hour practices are held Monday through Friday starting at 5:30pm or 6:30pm (times change for 5 & 6pm during daylight savings time). All age groups practice twice a week except for Instructional which practices once a week. There are 8 games in a season and they are played on Saturdays. Only exception is that some instructional coaches can choose to play on Friday evenings.
Where are games played?
Heritage Oak Park and Fleckenstein Park
Can I choose the night(s) that my son/daughter practices?
The head coach of the team chooses which day and time that a team practices. Players are not allowed to change teams to accommodate personal schedules.
What is the cost?
$90.00 for all ages
When is the registration period?
See the calendar on our home page for registration dates
What if I don't have a credit card?
Please contact Mason SAY for further assistance
What is the Mini-Kickers program?
MiniKickers is an exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and teamwork for children aged 3-4. The curriculum has been developed by soccer experts, child development professionals and experienced coaches, ensuring a positive soccer experience for your child! Although Scrimmage games may be included within the practice, it may not be included on a weekly basis. The goal of MiniKickers is to ensure a positive and enjoyable first step in your child's soccer career.
Mini-Kicker Program Information
Small player to trainer ratios
8 sessions in a season
Typically parents are not involved in the training sessions unless the players is struggling with listening or with the drills
How much do I get paid?
Fees are per referee. There are 2 referees for every game. If other referee does not show, you get double pay.
Where can I find information about the referee class?
To referee for Mason SAY, you must take the referee class once a year or contact the referee coordinator directly.
When are games played?
Games are played usually on Saturdays and sometimes on weeknights.
Can I referee if I also play Mason SAY soccer in the same season?
Yes! We work around your schedule
Can I referee with my friends?
Yes, after you are trained by an experienced referee.
Do you need any adult referees?
Yes! We are always looking for adult referees!
If I took a Select/Club referee class can I referee Mason SAY games?
What do I need to purchase to be a referee?
You have to buy a referee shirt, any solid black shorts or pants, referee socks, whistle, and stop watch.
How many games would I be able to referee on a Saturday?
We try and scheduled everyone for one or two games.
Would I have had to play soccer in order to be a referee?
No, but that would help to understand the game better!
Can I referee younger age divisions even if I am old enough to referee older divisions?
Yes, whatever division you feel comfortable refereeing
Do I have to provide my own transportation to and from the games?
How much does the class cost?
Mason SAY's class is $15. Payment for the class beginning Spring 2023 will be online! Please let us know if you have any issues with online registration.
Can I still ref if I can't attend Mason SAY's class?
If you cannot attend the Mason SAY referee training, there are 2 options for you to become qualified to referee at Mason SAY Soccer.
Take a SAY Referee Class at another area/district
Once you complete a SAY Referee Class, have the class instructor/administrator email email@example.com stating you have completed their SAY Referee class
Once you complete a SAY Referee Class, you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following documents
Concussion Certificate (all referees)
SafeSport Certificate (only needed if 18 or older)
Once these steps are completed, our referee coordinator (Erin Kelley) will review everything. You may be required to take the Mason SAY Referee test.
Complete the USSF training at ossrc.com and follow their directions to become a referee
Once you complete the OSSRC requirements, send an email to email@example.com with the following documents
USSF Referee certificate (see your US Soccer Learning Center referee profile)
Once these steps are completed, our referee coordinator (Erin Kelley) will review everything. If everything looks good, then the referee coordinator will add you to our referee list. You may be required to take the Mason SAY Referee Test